Wikidata:Property proposal/Principal

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Descriptionexecutive leader for a school
Data typeString
Example 1Eric Contreras
Example 2Seymour Skinner
Example 3Robin Wood
Planned useUsed for the chief administrator in a school. This is a data element in the Wikipedia Infobox School.


Infobox School contains a data element for principal, but no school-specific property exists in Wikidata. Atomic Centurion (talk) 00:22, 31 July 2019 (UTC)


  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Supposedly rector (P1075) wouldn't work. We also have director/manager (P1037) which seems to be used: [1]. --- Jura 15:18, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Generally we avoid string properties for names, better to add the person as an item if they aren't in Wikidata already, and have this as an item-valued property. Unless you have a large dataset you are planning to import with this? In any case your examples should have the subject as well as the value of the property - what are the schools for which these people are the principals? ArthurPSmith (talk) 19:02, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose Use director/manager (P1037) = Qxxxx with qualifier object has role (P3831) = head teacher (Q1056391). Jheald (talk) 20:25, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @Atomic Centurion: are you still interest or can you work with the existing properties? --- Jura 14:46, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much precise, use P1037 instead. Nomen ad hoc (talk) 12:54, 11 August 2019 (UTC).